The San Francisco 49ers pulled off one of the biggest surprises in Week 4 after their 24-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles–which was impressive considering they were down 20 points at one point in the third quarter. The so-called “Dream Team” is sitting at a surprising 1-3 through the first quarter of the season and after their disappointing performance against the 49ers–Frank Gore is calling out the defense of the defending NFC East champions.
According to a report from ESPN, Gore was recently a guest on the network’s popular show “First Take” and discussed his team’s big win over the Eagles last week–saying that Philadelphia pretty much just gave up in the second half. Gore helped his team overcome a 20-point deficit in the second half with a 12-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to give San Francisco their first lead of the game and finished the day with 127 rushing yards–so he has every reason in the world to call out Philadelphia’s defense considering Gore hadn’t even broke 60 rushing yards in a game through the first three weeks of the season.
Here’s what Gore had to say about the Eagles’ defense on “First Take” courtesy of ESPN:
“I think playing that second half and the way we came out, the Eagles didn’t want to play no more.”
“We just kept pounding and kept pounding and making plays and we kind of knocked the fight out of them.”
Despite all of their key defensive additions this offseason, the Eagles have a very weak group of linebackers that can’t seem to contain any opposing running backs–with Gore being the latest example. Philadelphia is giving up 139.5 yards per game on the ground and it’s one of many reasons as to why this team has yet to live up to their offseason hype and it should be interesting to see how they perform against Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson on Sunday.
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